ONS climb down thanks to C4M supporters

By January 5, 2014February 18th, 2021No Comments

Dear Marriage supporter

We would like to thank you if you responded to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) consultation we contacted you about last week.

ONS had proposed merging official figures for same-sex and traditional marriage with “no differentiation possible”. The move would have airbrushed true marriage from official data.

The consultation asked whether it was “important” that “some tables” could show separate heterosexual and homosexual marriage figures.

ONS have now released a statement saying they are not going to combine the figures. So the statistics for traditional marriage are not to be a state secret.

The statement says ONS “will publish marriage and divorce statistics in the future where figures for opposite sex and same sex couples are shown separately”.

This is a welcome climb down. It would not have happened without the huge volume of responses they received from C4M supporters.

It just goes to show that we can make a real difference when we stand together and fight for marriage.

If you would like to give to our work, you can make an online donation through our website.

Your donations are secure and confidential.

Yours sincerely

Colin Hart
Campaign Director
Coalition for Marriage